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Reeve Hamilton covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.

Recent Contributions

Embattled University of Texas at Austin President Billl Powers listens to a report during the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013. Bob Daemmrich

Attorney General's Review of UT Law School Released

A now-defunct forgivable loan program at the UT law school — which spawned a raging controversy — lacked transparency and accountability, a newly released review conducted by the attorney general's office found.

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Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek whispers to an aide at a hearing of the Sunset Advisory Commission on Jan. 14, 2015. Bob Daemmrich

Sources: Abbott Will Wait to Decide on Janek's Future

Amid calls for Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek to resign over a contracting scandal, sources close to Gov.-elect Greg Abbott say Abbott won't decide on Janek's future until after the completion of state investigations.


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Gov. Perry gives his farewell speech during a joint session of the Texas Legislature on January 15th, 2015 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

In Last Hurrah, Perry Encourages Compromise

In what some saw as a tune-up for his next presidential bid, Gov. Rick Perry bade farewell to lawmakers with a rhetorical highlights reel of his record-setting tenure. 

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: The Start of the 84th Legislative Session

Reeve, Evan, Emily and Ross discuss the first day of session, the results of the speaker's race, the tactics of some open carry advocates, the biennial revenue estimate, and what happens when lawmakers mention Hitler on Twitter.

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Graphic by Emily Albracht

By the Numbers: The Inauguration Celebration

This year, for the first time in a while, there will be new faces in the spotlight as Austin prepares for its quadrennial inauguration festivities. A two-day, $4 million bash is set to usher Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick into office.

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Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5. Sean K. Harp

Wasting Little Time, McRaven Plots His Course

Four days into his new job atop the UT System, Chancellor William McRaven likens it to his days as a Navy admiral. Trust helps, conflicts need to be settled and the troops — now it's the students — come first.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Runoffs, Record Votes and Printable Guns

Reeve, Evan, Ross and Morgan discuss the results of the latest round of elections, the fate of gubernatorial appointees in the new administration, plans to print guns at the Capitol, and what a record vote in the speaker's race might reveal.

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Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Lakey Leaving DSHS, but Not Public Health

It's official: David Lakey is leaving his job as the state's public health chief for a new academic post. His move comes as lawmakers are considering consolidating the state's health agencies, which could've meant changes for Lakey. 


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Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force

Chancellor McRaven: Time to Move Past UT Conflicts

On his first day as chancellor of the UT System, Admiral Bill McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said the system needed to move beyond the conflicts that have marked the last few years.


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